How to make windows more energy efficient

A home’s energy efficiency depends a lot on its windows. Not only do windows control the amount of natural light that enters your home, but they also have a significant impact on the temperature inside. Unfortunately, leaks, cracks and low-quality glass greatly reduce the window’s efficiency, which in turn will lead to significant costs at the end of the year.

Here is how to make your windows more energy efficient:

Rattling

It can happen that the wind blows through your windows during high winds and hurricanes. You may also be bothered by rattling windows every time a truck passes by. All of these unpleasant and annoying noises indicate that your windows either have loose glass units or frames. Unfortunately in both of these cases, the window is not energy efficient because the window must be completely sealed from the outside. This problem can be solved by taping the windows and replacing the wooden (and possibly rotten) frames with a durable vinyl material.

Draft

Nothing is creepier than a strong wind whistling through a tiny crack in the window, and nobody wants to be woken up to the nightmarish sound and feel of a draft. In fact, drafty windows do a lot more than scare us; they also change the internal temperature of the home, which can be costly at the end of the year. Drafty windows are caused by leaks in your seal or insufficient weatherstripping. Improve your energy efficiency by replacing your windows or weatherstripping. The upfront costs might be expensive, but you’ll end up saving money in the long run.

Condensation

Condensation is one of the most common signs that your windows aren’t efficient. If your windows get foggy or leak water, it’s an obvious sign that there’s a break in the seal somewhere. This generally means that hot or cold air is seeping into the house, making your furnace and/or air conditioner work that much harder. To improve your window’s efficiency, you may want to think about replacing your windows entirely (unless closing your window more tightly does the trick).

Heat

If you have to keep your curtains drawn during the summer months because of the intense heat that burns your skin, your windows may not be covered with a modern argon fill. Argon infill, like Cardinal LoEGlass, lets in more light but less heat, making your windows truly energy efficient. efficient.

When it comes to energy efficiency in your home, even little things like a weatherproof window seal can make a big difference. To save money and make your windows and doors more efficient, contact Canglow today for the best deal on the market!

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